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Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Remote access my mac at home? - 05-05-2009, 05:05 AM
I personally use LogMeIn for my remote access needs. It doesn't allow you to just transfer files, but it does allow you to view what is on your computer's desktop and use the keyboard and mouse on your Dell Mini to control it. Best part is it works for both Mac and PCs. There is a paid Pro version that allows file transfer, but the Free version meets my needs. I also use Box.net for file storage and Dropbox (referral link) for folder synchronization/storage.
Some people say you can accomplish stuff like this using SSH, but not even I have really got that down. I'm still learning on some things.
Join Date: Jan 2009
Re: Remote access my mac at home? - 05-05-2009, 11:45 AM
SSH connections are encrypted. You can also create signature keys and remove the ability for "username/password" logins, which greatly reduces the potential for the system to be compromised because people will need the digital key to connect to your computer. Using SSH you'll have Terminal access to your system, but you can also setup port forwarding so you can use regular Apple file sharing or VNC (screen sharing). It's complicated for a new computer user, but not too difficult if you follow a simple set of instructions.
The Typical Mac User Podcast has a really great series on enabling SSH over the Internet and it's very down-to-earth. It's a video series in 8-parts (about 10-20 minutes per episode). They're available here:
http://typicalmacuservideo.blip.tv/post ... ve&nsfw=dc
Afterwards, you can Google "VNC tunnel through SSH" and it will help you with that step.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
Re: Remote access my mac at home? - 05-05-2009, 02:04 PM
SSH Tunnel FTW
(or some other forum of secure connection, just avoid doing things in the clear)
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Re: Remote access my mac at home? - 05-05-2009, 06:20 PM
I use iVPN to configure the built-in-but-disabled L2TP server in Leopard and DynDNS to give my system a static hostname. iVPN's author was kind of a jerk for forcing a paid update to a previously free program, but it's useful enough to me that I bought it.
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Re: Remote access my mac at home? - 05-05-2009, 07:09 PM
Black Dell Mini 9 w/ A05 BIOS
Runcore 32gb SSD, 2GB RAM,
1.3MP camera and Bluetooth
running OS X Leopard 10.5.8 w/ NBI 0.8.3
2 finger scrolling and tethering to my Palm Pre
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